Mainly area scouts that work one geographic region. Now as the draft approaches, it's not unusual for scouts to be assigned a particular position. Or to "cross-check" the scouting evaluations of players outside their regions done by other scouts in the organization.
It certainly will be a challenge for a young QB such as Goff. On the other side of the ball, retro-fitting 4-3 personnel into a 3-4 scheme could be problematical as well.
No organization says who is responsible for a particular pick. It just doesn't happen. (Although you hear cases of a certain coach or scout "pounding the table" for a specific player.) In well-run organizations each pick is a choice made through consensus. The scouting department and GM know which types of players the head coach likes, what will fit in the system, and the idea is to look for those kinds of players. If they're any arguments they come before the board is set. Once the board is set, that's your guide. You're supposed to stay true to the board. So I wouldn't be able to give you an idea of which picks were Fisher's and which were Snead's. Although I will say, Fisher didn't like taking WRs high in the draft. And as I've stated before, trading up for Goff didn't strike me as a Fisher-type move.
Don't think I'm speaking out off school here, but I don't think Hart and Bill Bidwill were always on the best of terms.
No, that wasn't the issue.
Do you still live in the St.. Louis area/? And you're still getting ticket emails?
I used to talk to Todd a couple of times a year, but haven't touched based with him since the team moved to LA. I wonder how much contact they had?
As long as there's a Missouri Sports Hall of Fame, and as long as Stan Kroenke remains a member of that institution, I'm sure it will still rankle many fans.
That could be very interesting.
A lot of coaches still firmly believe in the field position game. Do the analytics really favor going for it from your own 40? I've always liked the guys who take chances. With rare exception, for example, Mike Martz coached with no fear. Now sometimes that got him in trouble, but it led to a lot of touchdowns as well.
He's simply playing to the fans. Which is good strategy considering the product on the field. By the way, I wouldn't call 4-12 in 2016 and 13 consecutive non-winning seasons mediocrity. I'd call it futility.
Lots of fans around here found it highly amusing and strangely therapeutic last season.
So if I'm reading you correctly, you're saying you wouldn't have drafted Greg Robinson No 2 overall.
But Michael Bidwill certainly has tried to mend fences.
Thanks for the advice. When my drummer comes off the road, I'll ask him.
My only contact with Hernandez was at the NFL Scouting Combine in Indianapolis. I remember interviewing him at a table there with just a couple of reporters around. (The high-profile prospects get a podium at the combine; the lesser lights get a table.) Anyway, about the only thing I remember about those 10 minutes is that he didn't have a lot to say. Not very quotable. Of course, we didn't know then what we know now.
No doubt.. Not to mention contract negotiations. And many of those things took place in Arizona as well until Michael took over the day-to-day operations of the club from his father. I remember when Aeneas Williams came to St. Louis, he was ecstatic that he could just grab a T-shirt or a new pair of socks from the equipment room and didn't have to ask, or have them deducted from his pay check.
And there's this. . . .I believe he meant stadium "debt."
I don't mean to get anyone excited, because I've done next to no work on this story except for my interview with Jonathan Kraft at the NFL owners meetings. And a story or two I wrote about Isaac Bruce's and Chris Long's potential involvement with MLS here. But I heard a while back there was a Plan B _ this was before the vote..
Not much leg room for the big fella.
All right, time to scoot. Please look for our NFL offseason power rankings online, and the Jim Hart story. We have Torry Holt scheduled tomorrow on our final 2-SportTown podcast of the season. Thanks for playing. . . . .